09 Aug 2017

This issues paper aims to assist individuals and organisations to participate in the inquiry. It outlines the background to the inquiry, the Commission’s intended approach, and the matters about which the Commission is seeking comment and information.

Discussion paper
13 Nov 2018

This century will be remembered as the urban century. Our generation will witness the most significant urban growth in human history. By 2050, there will be 2.4 billion more people in cities, a rate of urban growth that is equivalent to building a city with the population of London every seven weeks. Humanity will urbanize an area of 1.2 million km2, larger than the country of Colombia.

Report
21 Sep 2017

From large-scale mixed-use developments with hundreds of offices and dwellings to smaller university precincts, this precincts standard can be used to achieve carbon neutrality and showcase climate leadership.

Guide
01 Jun 2018

This is the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) tenth statutory Progress Report to Parliament – an important moment to reflect on the UK's achievements in tackling climate change to date. 2018 also marks the tenth year since the Climate Change Act came into force and, with it, the creation of the CCC as an independent statutory adviser. 

Report
01 Nov 2018

Parenting responsibilities in the context of children’s mobility have been subject to a substantial change over the last few decades. Children’s current activities and travel patterns are significantly different to the previous generations when they were at the same age. Today’s children are exposed to increased car use and are chauffeured for the majority of their trips.

Conference paper
21 Sep 2017

This is a voluntary building standard to manage greenhouse gas emissions and to achieve carbon neutrality. It provides best-practice guidance on how to measure, reduce, offset, report and audit emissions that occur as a result of the operations of a building.

Guide
02 May 2019

This consultation report includes questions relevant to a linked or standalone UK emissions trading system or a tax on carbon.

Report
24 Nov 2017

This paper highlights the difficulties that the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) presents to agriculture, manufacturing and other sectors of the economy.

Discussion paper
30 Jan 2018

The power sector will play a crucial role in attaining the European climate targets, which aim to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030, compared to 1990. Tracking progress in the power sector is hence of utmost importance.

Report
06 Jun 2013

This paper examines the early phases of a 21st century energy transition that involves distributed generation technologies employing low or zero carbon emission power sources and their take-up within Australia, with particular reference to the major cities and solar photovoltaics (PV).

Journal article
31 Oct 2018

This study introduces a framework for synthesizing building and transport energy consumption data with the Local Climate Zones (LCZs) classification system. Drawing on preliminary results, we explain how this approach can provide opportunities for standardizing urban carbon accounting.

Journal article
28 Jun 2017

There is now tension in the environmental movement about whether nuclear power should in fact be part of a low-carbon energy future.

Report